Microsoft Edge Preview app now available for Android users from the Google Play Store

Microsoft Edge Preview app now available for Android users from the Google Play Store
It was exactly one week ago today when we told you that Microsoft Edge for iOS was made official with 10,000 users allowed to sign up for a beta through TestFlight. We also told you that the Android version of the app would be coming soon. Starting today, the Android version of the Microsoft Edge browser is available without restrictions from the Google Play Store. Because Microsoft wants to use the rendering engine that works best for the platform, the Edge app for Android will employ Google's Blink instead of Microsoft's EdgeHTML.

The Microsoft Edge app for Android is available globally, not just in the U.S., and allows users to seamlessly work back and forth between a mobile device and a desktop PC. Some of the app's features include:

  • Continue on PC: Go anywhere and pick up where you left off by seamlessly moving content between your mobile device and PC (requires Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update).
  • Data Sync: Your favorites and reading list are synced across your devices, so no matter the device, your browser is always personalized to you.
  • Hub View: With your favorites, reading list, history and books all in one place, finding and managing your content is made simple.
  • Reading View: Reorganize the content on a webpage to make it easier to focus on what you’re reading.
  • QR Code Reader: Easily read QR codes at the touch of a button. Microsoft Edge will pull up the reading and information right onto your screen.
  • Voice Search: You can now use your voice to search the web. Ask a question or speak a prompt to use the web in more natural, familiar ways.
  • InPrivate: When you browse with InPrivate mode, your browsing data (like your history, temporary internet files, and cookies) isn't saved on your PC once you're done.

The app is in preview, which means that more features are on the way.


To install the Microsoft Edge for Android app on your device, click on the sourcelink.


source: MicrosoftEdgePreview (Android) via Neowin

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10 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Come on Microsoft, just release the dmn Android phone, since you prioritize the apps services than your own OS, I really wanted to know how good you are on your Android phone with bunch of your services.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Don't complain to Microsoft, vent at Google. They're the ones who prevented Google Apps on Microsoft phones.

6. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

...spot on Crispin

7. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Even Google did support W10M with Google apps, MSFT also didn't fully support on W10M, or I should say Mr Satya never really cared about OS development anymore, his vision are more to Cloud and enterprise stuff, so it will be just matter of time when MSFT killed of W10M.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You really need to pay more attention. First, Google NEVER allowed Google Apps on any version of Windows since WinMo 6.5, and that was for Maps. Second, W10M has been officially killed off by Joe Belfiore. Bug fixes and security updates is all you'll ever see until EOL in 2019.

8. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I for one, do not want another Android phone, there's already so many Android OEMs, that its boring.

2. Xavier1415

Posts: 199; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Loving it so far

3. w1000i

Posts: 249; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

It soooo fast

4. maherk

Posts: 6889; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Does it have ad blocker? I hope so

9. Bazali

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 13, 2017

No it does not but will have it soon in future updates.

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